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The European Way

A Rich History of European Excellence

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At our school, we take great pride in upholding the values of academic excellence passed down from European university culture.

Across our programmes and academic research, we dive deep into management disciplines, crafting an unparalleled approach to tackling the major challenges of today’s and tomorrow’s world - one that is multicultural, interdisciplinary, and open-minded.

As a school founded by entrepreneurs 200 years ago, we place a strong emphasis on fostering creativity. We believe in nurturing curiosity, embracing boldness, and encouraging contributions from all disciplines to build a more equitable and sustainable world.

Join us on this exciting journey of learning and growth, where we honour the past while shaping the future.

Celebrating 50 Years

As we enter into the year 2023, ESCP Business School celebrates a milestone anniversary of 50 years of its European model. This model, which prioritises humanism and multiculturalism, has been a central pillar of the school's identity and continues to be unparalleled to this day.

The Birth of the European Model

Established in 1819 in Paris, ESCP is the world’s oldest business school and has a rich history that reflects its commitment to its European roots.

The year 1973 was a pivotal moment in ESCP's history as it saw the birth of its second half, EAP. EAP was the first educational institution to operate on several European campuses and paved the way for ESCP's multi-campus model.

Right from its inception, ESCP has embraced European multiculturalism with students from various nationalities coming together under one roof. Our core values are deeply rooted in humanism, and we strongly believe in a multidisciplinary approach to education, focusing on science and languages. Everything that modern education should offer. ESCP further cemented this commitment to the European way when it merged with EAP in 1999.

Building upon a European legacy

Today, ESCP has campuses in Berlin, London, Madrid, Paris, Turin, and Warsaw, and it remains the only business school offering Europeans and non-Europeans a comprehensive vision of Europe.

The school's unique model has been recognised in the latest Financial Times European Business Schools Ranking, placing it third among the top 95 business schools in Europe.

ESCP's commitment to its European values is reflected in its student body, where 35% are non-French European and 25% are non-European. All programmes are multi-campus, and to graduate, students must study on at least two or three campuses. The school's campuses and degrees are recognised in all its host countries, ensuring its reputation as a truly European institution.

2023: A Year of Celebration

Looking to the future, Léon Laulusa, ESCP's dean and executive president, says that the school is proud to continue to unite its campuses with pride for European excellence, open to the world and committed to progress. The school is not only a European institution but a global leader in business education, recognized for its multiculturalism and commitment to educating purpose-driven leaders who will impact the world.

In 2023, as ESCP celebrates 50 years of its European model, it looks forward to connecting past, present, and future generations of the ESCP community through a series of dedicated events and conferences.

Professor Leon Laulusa, ESCP Business School, Senior Executive Vice President, Dean for Academic and International Affairs and Dean of the Paris campus, the Warsaw campus and Dubai branch campus

As we look to the future, we are proud to continue to unite our campuses with pride for European excellence, open to the world and committed to progress. ESCP Business School is not only a European institution but a global leader in business education, recognised for our multiculturalism and commitment to educating purpose-driven leaders who will impact the world.”
Léon Laulusa
Executive President
and Dean of ESCP Business School

2023 Celebration Events

This year marks the 50th anniversary of a central pillar of ESCP's identity and uniqueness: its European multi-campus model, which is still unequalled today. Throughout the year, we will be organising events across ESCP’s European campuses to connect past, present and future generations of the ESCP community. All events are listed below and will be regularly updated as more information becomes available.

Galas and Parties

Living the magic with the ESCP European Community

A large number of prestigious events in exceptional locations will mark the year 2023 on the ESCP’s various campuses, hosted by our entire European community - Foundation, Students and Alumni.

Madrid Campus Gala

March 2023

Madrid Campus Gala
Turin Campus Gala

21 April 2023

Turin Campus Gala
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The Regatta

27 May 2023

The Regatta
A major sailing competition in Italy
Summer Party - ESCP Business School London Campus

8 June 2023

Summer Party
Garden Party - ESCP Alumni Associqation

9 June 2023

Garden Party
Alumni Association
10 Years of the Blue Factory

29 June 2023

10 years of the Blue Factory
Berlin Campus Gala

22 September 2023

Berlin Campus Gala

Other Events


15 June 2023

Düsseldorf Community Event
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Munich Campus Gala

16 June 2023

Munich Community Event
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Panorama of Berlin

22 September 2023

Berlin Alumni Homecoming
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